One of the big virtual reality (VR) releases set to happen this year is the arrival of Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 2 VR exclusively for PlayStation VR next month. While PC VR owners may be a bit annoyed the open-world shooter isn’t coming to any other headset, there might be a brief glimmer of hope if a new trailer is anything to go by.
A video advertising the videogame was published on the PlayStation Europe YouTube channel with an interesting little disclaimer at the bottom: “Borderlands 2 VR is exclusive to PS VR for a minimum of 5 months from launch.” If the title was purely exclusive to PlayStation VR then why the need to add the disclaimer at the bottom? It’s the first indication that in 2019 Borderlands 2 VR may be ported to headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
That would mean May at the earliest, or a possible announcement during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June – the one which PlayStation isn’t attending.
VRFocus will admit to taking this info with a pinch of doubt as previous PlayStation VR exclusives like Resident Evil 7 biohazard were also timed – 12 months for the horror experience – yet have never seen the light of day on any other VR platform, unfortunately.
Teleportation, direct movement, or a combination of the two are available on BOTH PS Move and DualShock controllers.
— Borderlands (@Borderlands) November 28, 2018
And in new information for PlayStation VR owners the official Borderlands Twitter account has confirmed that Borderlands 2 VR will support teleportation, direct movement or both using either PlayStation Move or DualShock controllers, which should ensure maximum comfort however you like to play.
Borderlands 2 VR is set for release on 14th December 2018, retailing for $49.99 USD, via PlayStation Store. A dynamic PlayStation theme will also be available to those who pre-order the title in advance. For any further updates keep reading VRFocus.